Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower

MODERATE 77 reviews
#20 of 132 trails in

Fryingpan Mountain Lookout Tower is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Asheville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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5 days ago

Nice, but the tower is locked, you can only look from the stairs.

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15 days ago

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15 days ago

Trail was an easy clear climb to the top. Fire tower was a really cool feature. Completely engulfed in clouds while I was there but it made it a very surreal experience to climb up the tower in a cloud.

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15 days ago

21 days ago

Great for beginners and an awesome view! Beautiful for sunsets as well.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views from the Fire Tower. Nice road with a steep ascent.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Great for a short evening hike, I recommend going close to sunset on a clear day!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

A nice hike up a rough gravel road. You can climb up the tower a bit. The cell phone tower detracts a bit from the experience.

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2 months ago

Started at Pisgah Campground for a moderate out and back of approx. 6 mi. Made a mistake at the gate up to the fire tower, should follow the road to the left not the crushed gravel path straight ahead.

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3 months ago